Birmingham airport (BHX) 


Birmingham Airport, opened on July 8, 1939, serves the metropolitan area of Birmingham and the West Midlands region. It operates with domestic and international flights to destinations in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, North America and the Caribbean.

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Number of Terminals - 1 - Open 24 hours a day.
Annual passenger traffic: More than 10.1 million passengers went through it in 2015.
Tel: +44 871 222 0072. Information counters across from the check-in areas, on the ground floor.


The airport is located 12 km (8 miles) southeast from Birmingham.

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Bus - There are 5 services from Network West Midlands (Tel +44 345 303 6760) that access the airport: X1 - Birmingham, Deritend, South Yardley, Meriden, Coventry; 966 - Erdington, Buckland End, Elmdon Park, Solihull; 97/97A - Chelmsley Wood, Tile Cross, Stechford, Deritend, Birmingham center; 75/75A - Birmingham International Station, Birmingham Business Park, Coleshill, Water Orton, Curdworth, Minworth, Sutton Coldfield; 91 - Birmingham International Station, Marston Green, Tile Cross, Chelmsley Wood. Journey time to the city centre is around 25 minutes. Tickets for a day have a cost of £5.00 and can be acquired from the driver. There are also buses from National Express (Tel +44 871 781 8181) to different destinations in the country, including Birmingham, Oxford, Luton, Milton Keynes, Manchester, Heathrow, Stansted, Gatwick. Megabus (Tel +44 871 266 3333) provides low-cost transportation (fares from £1.00) to several locations throughout the country. Oxford Bus Company (Tel +44 186 578 5400) provides luxury services from the airport to Oxford, with stops at Banbury and Warwick, from £4.00.

Train - The Air-Rail Link system is free and connects the enclosure with Birmingham International Station in 2 minutes from 3:30 am to 0:30 am (replaced by a courtesy bus at other times). Virgin Trains (Tel +44 344 556 5650) depart from there to New Street, in the city centre, with a trip of 12 minutes and a fare of £3.70, to London Euston (2 hours; £50.00) and Wolverhampton. Services from Cross Country (Tel +44 844 811 0124) run to Manchester Piccadilly, Bournemouth, Birmingham New Street, London Euston, Northampton and Coventry. Arriva Trains Wales (Tel +44 333 321 1202) provides transportation to Shrewsbury, Aberystwyth, Pwllheli, Machynlleth, Holyhead, Wrexham General and Chester.

Taxi - Cabs from Airport Ranks (Tel +44 792 827 9382) available 24 hours a day outside the Arrivals area. Travel time to downtown Birmingham is about 25 minutes.

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Car rental desks are located in the Arrivals area. Avis (Tel +44 344 544 6013), Budget (Tel +44 344 544 4602), Enterprise/National (Tel +44 121 782 9030), Europcar (Tel +44 371 384 3423), Hertz (Tel +44 843 309 3005), Sixt (Tel +44 844 499 3399).

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The airport has ATMs, currency exchange bureaus, post office, VIP lounges, public telephones and free Wi-Fi access. Meeting and conference facilities at the Comet Building, adjacent to the terminal.

Food and Drinks- Throughout the terminal there are fast food outlets, restaurants, coffee shops and bars. Costa, in the Arrivals area, opens 24 hours a day.
Shopping- Next to the baggage reclaim area and after the security control there are duty-free shops. There are also retailers selling accessories, cosmetics, apparel, souvenirs, electronics, jewellery, books. Convenience store on the ground floor.
Baggage- Trolleys available for £1.00 at the car parks and the luggage recollection halls. Secure wrapping, left luggage service and lost and found office in the check-in area, from 4:00 am to 8:00 pm (Tel +44 330 223 0893).
Other Services- Baby changing rooms, children's play areas, smoking lounge, prayer room, pharmacies, spa.

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There are different parking lots for short and long stays, secured and open 24 hours a day. There is also a passenger drop-off zone (Drop & Go) and charging stations for electric vehicles close to the check-in area. More information: Tel +44 345 050 7080. Fees

Car Park 1, 2, 3 - Multi-storey facilities next to the main building.
Car Park 4 & 5 - Outdoor areas with free shuttle services every 10 minutes.
Car Park 7 - Uncovered lot outside the grounds with complimentary shuttles every 30 min.
Valet Parking - Situated next to parking lot 3, with valet parking service.

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Elevators, induction loops for the hearing-impaired, reserved parking spaces and adapted toilets. If you should require special assistance or wheelchairs, contact your airline or travel agency 48 hours in advance. More information: Tel +44 121 767 7878.

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Inside the airport grounds are situated the Travelodge Birmingham Airport (Tel +44 871 984 6483), Ibis Budget Birmingham Airport - NEC (Tel +44 121 780 5858), Novotel Birmingham Airport (Tel +44 121 619 9003) and Ibis Birmingham Airport (Tel +44 121 619 9001). Some alternatives nearby have free shuttle services for their guests. Ibis Styles Birmingham Airport NEC (Tel +44 121 780 5900), Holiday Inn Birmingham Airport (Tel +44 871 663 9007), Genting Hotel (Tel +44 121 273 1000), Arden Hotel & Leisure Club (Tel +44 167 544 3221), Crowne Plaza Birmingham NEC (Tel +44 871 942 9160), Hilton Birmingham Metropole (Tel +44 121 780 4242).

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Latest updates: February, 23, 2017